She does not put anything in her mouth. Not her toys or toes or any food. Once in a blue moon she will chew her fist but that is all. If I try to give her a taste of solids she clamps her gums shut at the sight of it and turns her head. SHe is very emphatic about NOT wanting it. Needless to say she is 100% breastfed. This does not concern me- she obviously is getting enough as she is one delicious chunky monkey . Is it normal though that she does not put anything in her mouth?
WHen she was five months she was really sick and was hospitalized and given some gross oral medication. I think maybe the memory of it has turned her off putting things in her mouth?
Mama to DS (6/07) , DD (6/09) , and DD (07/12) ..
I would just keep an eye on her. Do you participate in Parents as Teachers? They are helpful in screening for potential areas of concern, so if you work with them and continue doing so that might alleviate some concern. The reason I ask is my nephew was like that and it turned out he is autistic. I am sure plenty of babies do this and are not, I do not mean to panic you. I just am letting you know to be aware. In the end, I think mother's/father's intuition is the best diagnosis. IN her heart, my sister came to know something was wrong. If you don't feel that way, I wouldn't worry, I would just keep an eye out on your beautiful babe.
Dogmom, thanks for your answer. Anyone else?
oh, i noticed he also never drooled. really. just didn't. he was a hellacious teether - i always wondered if he would just chew on stuff and drool if it would be easier for him, but he was all about the boob.
As far as solids go, they absolutely do NOT need any solids before they are one. And then, go slow.
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